Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.
Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is neededMay 16, 2018
Advocates for aging services and affordable housing said they are pleased that a House Appropriations subcommittee bill exceeds the administration's fiscal year 2019 request for Housing and Urban Development funding. More is needed, however, they say.
Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders sayMay 13, 2018
Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.
Proposed legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care is drawing support from senior living industry groups.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban should include the Department of Agriculture in collaborations involving housing and health services for older adults living in affordable seniors housing and other settings, the Government Accountability Office recommended Thursday in a new report.
Rent reforms proposed Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson "would immediately impact seniors" living in subsidized housing if passed, despite assertions to the contrary by federal officials, LeadingAge Vice President of Housing Policy Linda Couch tells McKnight's Senior Living.
Chronic care management via telehealth and remote monitoring, service coordination in affordable housing, and long-term care financing are some of the new directions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should explore through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, according to feedback from providers and associations.
LeadingAge and National Church Residences were among 164 national organizations recently sending a letter urging the Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep creating "inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination" in its mission statement.
Funeral information for Tony Mullen, a founder of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. And appointments at Erickson Living, Hunt Mortgage Group, It's Never 2 Late, LeadingAge, Lutheran Senior Services, New Perspective Senior Living, Solvere Senior Living, Stratus Interoperable and Sun Health.
Actress Marcia Gay Harden and chef Madison Cowan will be among those honored March 19 by LeadingAge and Integrace at the Great Minds Gala. Two additional awards also will be bestowed.
It only makes sense to turn to not-yet-retired baby boomers to meet some of the employment needs of senior living organizations. And at least four such organizations have committed in writing to doing just that through one national program.
Social isolation has been shown to increase the risk for a variety of poor health outcomes in people of all ages. The good news is that tech can help. Here are best practices gleaned from senior living operators.
Forty percent of senior living CEOs could be retiring within the next five years, making succession planning an urgent matter, suggests a recent survey sponsored by LeadingAge.
LeadingAge's board chair talks about the labor and policy challenges operators must face.
A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.
Assisted living communities pay staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Overall turnover in assisted living is down from last year, but it is up for some positions compared with last year, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," released Wednesday by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Assisted living organization CEOs, on average, saw base pay increases of 2.77% in 2017, according the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," just published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Senior living provider groups Wednesday expressed a mixture of relief and concern at Congress' passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has named its 2018-2019 board officers, and Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., of the National Center for Assisted Living will continue as chairwoman.
Congressional Republicans have struck a deal reconciling House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul. In a victory for nonprofit senior living operators, it appears the final measure will retain tax-exempt private activity bonds.
It's looking like the new corporate tax rate designation will be 21% rather than 20%, as Republican House and Senate negotiators rushed to finalize a tax deal Wednesday.
The six biggest overall senior living operators on the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 list in 2017 remain unchanged from their rankings on the 2016 list, and three additional organizations made the top 10 both this year and last. This year's list was released Monday.
The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.
LeadingAge and 41 other organizations are urging Senate leaders to scrap the body's tax reform bill and start over, expressing "deep concerns" about "drastic cuts" that potentially would occur to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, as well as increases in out-of-pocket medical expenses for older adults and those with disabilities, should the legislation pass.
Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.
Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.
Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.
Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.
Organizations representing senior living operators told McKnight's Senior Living that they are encouraged by the Medicaid vision and policies outlined Tuesday by Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.